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Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry

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Tying Hong Kong with a trade deal is probably worse than tying Huawei with it. At this point, with the trade war going on and sanctions, what would additional sanctions do? It didn't even do much since 1989.

Trump just wants to entice Xi to try and help the markets bounce back, because it's not making him look good right now, with a possible looming recession.

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Trump just wants to entice Xi to try and help the markets bounce back, because it's not making him look good right now, with a possible looming recession.

Or it could be that Trump is simply supporting human rights.

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Or it could be that Trump is simply supporting human rights.

Lmao, good one. Even his good friend Xi is laughing.

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Or it could be that Trump is simply supporting human rights.

Lmao, good one. Even his good friend Xi is laughing.

Doubt Xi laughing, he can't be pleased about this development.

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Doubt Xi laughing, he can't be pleased about this development.

Yes, yes, I'm sure Winnie the Pooh is just as sad as Eeyore right now.

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Trump supports the people in Hong Kong that liberals have been supporting.

Now you dont support them, just so you can criticize Trump for trying to help them.

Wow.

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Yes, yes, I'm sure Winnie the Pooh is just as sad as Eeyore right now.

Har!

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Remember way back when diplomatic negotiations happened in private, were mostly agreed, then made public? I remember not liking that, since the deals seems to always screw over the USA.

Trump puts everything out there, more than he should, but there's little doubt the world knows what his latest whim might be.

A recession is very close if we look at US Bonds, but 2020 is an election year, so there will be billions of extra money thrown into the US economy. Since 1928, only 4 election years have been down for the US SP500. Just an observation, not a prediction.

I wasn't worried about Beijing being violent against protestors. They've changed and want the world to know it. I don't think Beijing will give in with the current pressure, until mainland Chinese hear more about Hong Kong from external sources and Xi has internal economic issues which impact them too.

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His comment appeared to contradict senior officials in his administration, who said earlier that no concessions were made by Beijing in response to the delay announced on Tuesday.

And this is new news? That's what this Dimwit does - make some inane, stupid announcement while his staff sit there with the "deer in the headlights" look...

I'm sure there are some experts left in the administration that understand this - it's clear Donnie doesn't. The trade negotiations with the US are an economic matter - the demonstrations in HK a security issue. China can be flexible and compromise on economic matters - they never will on security ones.

China's main threat is not the US, or Japan, or even Russia - it is its own people. As with any communist or non-democratic form of government, the people in power will do anything to remain in power - that was clear during Tienanmen Square, the arrest of members of the Falun Gong, and efforts to subjugate the Uighurs.

Trump was stupid to link these two issues, because he just made both much more difficult to solve.

But what can you expect when his former Sec of State, National Security Adviser and Sec of Defense all say he's a "moron", an "idiot", and "has the understanding of a fifth grader"...

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I wouldn't put it past China to bring in troops to HK. They did it in '89 and they'll do it in '19. They're views on human and civil rights are quite different from the West's.

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Serrano: "Or it could be that Trump is simply supporting human rights."

This president? Maybe he should first start supporting rights in the US and then in the Palestinian territories where he sells weapons to Israel to use against "PROTESTERS" seeking freedom.

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Speed: "They're views on human and civil rights are quite different from the West's.:

More aligned with Israel.

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Interesting. But good on Trump and the US for supporting HK. I approve.

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How many "protesters" has the Chinese military killed in the last 10 day and how many Palestinian protesters have the Israeli military killed over the past 10 day? But the xenophobia continues, the double standard continues.

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How many "protesters" has the Chinese military killed in the last 10 day and how many Palestinian protesters have the Israeli military killed over the past 10 day? But the xenophobia continues, the double standard continues.

How would one cancel out the other? Both fights are for freedom and both are respectable. Both are fighting oppressive regimes.

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Trumped blinked.

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Why would he tie trade negotiations to Hong Kong? A trade deal just got further away.

Speak out against what's happening in Hong Kong. Negotiate a trade deal. But don't mix the two together.

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Yep, anything that Trump support.......even helping your beloved HK protesters, you're now against his support.

When China sends in troops and imposes martial law, I'm sure the Trump-bashers will be blaming Trump for provoking China into doing so.

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